7. Basil

Maybe there's a reason Italians are said to be such passionate people. Pesto seems to be made only of aphrodisiacs (pine nuts, basil, and garlic, a sort of cocktail of sensuous ingredients). But the herb that can be found in Italian cuisine that will help you cultivate your secret garden? Beautiful, fragrant basil. It increases your heart rate and blood flow. It also goes perfectly with tomatoes.